Now Recruiting:
Summer Interns & Associates

Check out the positions below and if any of them strike your fancy shoot a resume & cover letter over to meghan@daretoinnovate.com with the name of the position in the subject line. 

 

Business Products Innovation Associate

Dare to Innovate is recruiting an MBA to spend the summer as a Business Products Innovation Associate. The Associate will spend the summer leading an effort to productize our Business Plan Writing and Market Research services. The goal is to create a tool-kit that will allow anyone with a basic business education to complete a holistic market assessment and write a standard business plan. Outputs could include digital or physical tool-kits, manuals, checklists, and templates. The Associate will be based in our headquarters in Conakry, Guinea working closely with local staff and entrepreneurs and report directly to the CEO.

Requirements:

  • Working proficiency in French
  • Academic or professional experience in entrepreneurship and start-ups
  • Basic financial modeling skills
  • Visual communication skills
  • Familiarity with design thinking
  • An appetite to work at a fast-growing social enterprise in an emerging market

Preference for RPCVs and individuals with experience working or living in Africa, design-skills, and a background in consulting. There is potential to join Dare to Innovate full-time after graduation.

 

Pilot Engineer

Assist the Dare to Innovate pilot of OZÉ, a business insights platform for small-and-growing businesses in Africa. Maintain functionality of an Android app, troubleshoot, integrate user feedback and run technical onboarding and focus groups with users. This position will bin in Accra, Ghana.

Requirements:

  • Proficient in identifying and correcting bugs, updating and writing code, and UI design for a website and android app
  • Academic or professional experience in entrepreneurship and start-ups
  • Strong cross-cultural communication skills
  • An appetite to work at a fast-growing social enterprise in an emerging market

Preference for individuals with experience working or living in Africa. There is potential to join Dare to Innovate full-time after graduation.

 

Project Management Associate

Work with Dare to Innovate to design and execute programming in the sector of agricultural entrepreneurship (agropreneurship in Dare to Innovate parlance). The program will be selected based on considerations of timeline and the background of the candidate but will likely involve agricultural planning, agricultural product transformation and marketing, training, and portfolio management. The position will be based in Conkary, Guinea with a high likelihood for travel into the interior of the country.

Requirements:

  • Working towards of have obtained a professional degree such as an MBA, MPP, MPA, or Masters in agricultural education, agricultural science economics, international development, or a related degree
  • Working proficiency in French
  • Academic or professional experience in the agricultural value chain, entrepreneurship, or start-ups
  • Experience in training design and delivery
  • An appetite to work at a fast-growing social enterprise in an emerging market

Preference for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and/or individuals with experience working or living in Africa, design-skills, and a background in consulting. There is potential to join Dare to Innovate full-time after the completion of the project.

 

Project Analyst Intern

Support Dare to Innovate’s field research with desk research to enhance project design and delivery of interventions in the agricultural value chain in West Africa. Assist in the design on an “Agropreneurs Incubator”, a center for the development and support of businesses in the agricultural value chain.

Requirements:

  • Working towards of have obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics, business administration, agronomy, international affairs, development, or a related field.
  • Academic or professional experience in the agricultural value chain, entrepreneurship, or start-ups
  • Excellent research and written communication skills
  • An appetite to work at a fast-growing social enterprise in an emerging market

Preference for individuals with intermediate or greater French language skills, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and/or individuals with experience working or living in Africa, design-skills, and a background in consulting and/or agribusiness. There is potential to join Dare to Innovate full-time after the completion of the project.

 
 

GIVE SKILLS?

 
 

Dare to Innovate is looking for dynamic and talented individuals who share our vision. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out the form below or email us at info@daretoinnovate.com with the subject line “VOLUNTEER”. We are especially interested in people with English-French Translation capabilities and technologists. 

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You can also learn about and volunteer for projects with Dare to Innovate via Catchafire and Idealist

 

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